Academic and sporting potential unleashed at new Secondary Campus - Bangkok Prep

Academic and sporting potential unleashed at new Secondary Campus

At our latest Secondary School Parent Workshop on 13th June, Head of Secondary Nigel Wilsonlock gave an overview of the changes to be made in next year’s timetable, and the new academic and sporting possibilities that the Secondary Campus at T77 will provide for.

Lessons will be slightly longer at 60 minutes to allow for ‘deeper learning’, whilst moving from seven to six lessons in the day will ensure there is less disruption to the flow of learning. This will give 360 minutes of learning per day as opposed to the current 350 minutes.

The timetable will also move to a two week format allowing for better time allocation per subject, this benefits our students as we can offer more subjects.

This has all come about through the work of a whole school Timetable Committee that reviewed our current provision with a view to unlocking potential as we – by opening T77 – removed the limits of Primary and Secondary sharing the same campus and facilities.

Summary of the new Secondary timetable structure:

  • Two week timetable (Week A & B)
  • 6 x 60 min lessons/day
  • 360 minutes learning/day
  • 08:00 start
  • 15:20 finish

Mr Wilsonlock also introduced the enrichment programme from our teachers: three lessons per week. for students who need extra help in specific academic areas, as well as the introduction of more subjects: Spanish, Photography, Graphic Design, Gymnastics, and in the near future Media Studies, Human Biology, Astronomy, Food Technology, Statistics, Film-making, Sport Science and Dance.

He then summarised the new facilities that our Secondary students will enjoy once they move into the new Secondary Campus at T77 from the next academic year:

Creative Arts Facilities

With their own dedicated building, Creative Arts facilities at the new Secondary Campus include a photography darkroom and studio; ‘Black Box’ theatre; two iMac suites for Music and Art; a music recording studio; and ceramics room.

Sports Facilities

Sports facilities include a FIFA-specification 11-a-side football pitch with artificial drainage, which can also be used as two seven-a-side pitches. It is surrounded by a four-lane 300m athletics running track, and a four-lane 100m straight. In addition there are two full specification hard surface tennis courts.

There is also a 50 metre, eight lane swimming pool with tiered seating and state of the art touch-pads; two full-size indoor basketball courts; large sports hall; multi-fitness gym room; gymnastic/multi purpose room; dance studio; dedicated GCSE/A Level PE classroom; and a nearby local park which might be used for future cross country runs.

Sports Teams & Partners

Because of these new sports facilities, we will be launching new boys and girls teams in volleyball, gymnastics, tennis, cross-country, climbing and touch rugby. While we will be continuing to take part in FOBISIA and TISAC events, Bangkok Prep will also be participating on an invite basis to BISAC competitions, invitationals and friendlies.

We have also established links and partnerships with major sports clubs and organisations such as Chelsea for football, Top Flight (basketball), Thai Canadian Community Sports (gymnastics), Spin & Slice (tennis), Swimlife International and Swimming WA (aquatics), and The Base (fitness).

For more information, please contact secondary.sec@bkkprep.ac.th

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BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

02-700-5858

Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

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